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Programs gained experience in Neuse Charter quint

North Johnston's Ethan Brasewell, left, and Neuse Charter's Matthew Pelletier spar during the 160-pound bout that decided the match between the two schools. Pelletier pinned Brasewell in what was the most dramatic battle of the night during a quint hosted by the Cougars on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
SMITHFIELD — The gravity of what his bout would mean for the final score Wednesday night didn’t dawn on Neuse Charter wrestler Matthew Pelletier until he was already deep into …
School Sports

Fall sports recap

AREA ROUNDUP: Neuse Charter girls improve to 4-0

SMITHFIELD — Freshman Anna Taylor scored 28 points by way of eight 3-pointers to lead the Neuse Charter girls basketball team to its fourth victory in a row to start the season, a 69-27 …
Pro Sports
Cameron Murray, right, stands next to his sister Olivia Murray after the two siblings came in first and second in the Bandolero feature on Saturday night at Southern National Motorsports Park. Cameron Murray started racing two years ago and his sister competed in only her 10th race on Championship Night in Lucama.

A rare sibling rivalry

Olivia Murray first found an outlet for her competitiveness in dance.  Only there’s a problem with the sport of choreography and calculated movement: Dancing has never pitted the …
UNC Notebook
Tar Heels riding Anthony’s production early

“He’s the best point guard I’ve ever been around. Plain and simple. Period. The end.” UNC assistant coach and 12-year NBA veteran Hubert Davis had high praise for Cole Anthony …

NC State Notebook
Time is running out on Wolfpack

Time is something this season’s N.C. State football team does not have. There is no time for slip-ups if the Wolfpack is going to be bowl eligible. There is no time for looking back at what …

Duke Notebook
Margin for error is gone for Blue Devils’ bowl hopes

DURHAM — A Duke football constant under head coach David Cutcliffe has been his willingness to reveal what he tells his players. Many paranoid coaches, citing confidentiality, won’t share …

ECU Notebook
Elusive 4th victory a ‘big deal’ for Pirates

People outside of East Carolina’s football program may scoff at the notion of a fourth win being a milestone achievement, but those that have lived through the results the past few years …